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Couples like Everline and Tonny need your help this Christmas…

Dear Friends, What a year this has been! 2020 is just days from ending, and while a part of me is breathing a sigh of relief, the other is taking stock of my blessings. My family–who live around the world–are safe. I am deeply grateful that we are healthy, happy, and have enough. People everywhere …

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A mother to mothers

Save the Mothers’ Dr. Eve Nakabembe (pictured at left), consults with a young mother at Uganda’s Mubende Hospital. In a deeply personal reflection below, Save the Mothers’ Program Intern Marissa Ware offers insights into different cultural attitudes surrounding motherhood today. As a young woman professional working in maternal health, I am frequently asked when I …

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Dr. Eve Nakabembe consults with a young mother

A “camp” unlike any other: The Kamuli Fistula Camp

Women wait for fistula surgery at the Kamuli Mission Hospital in Uganda.    Earlier this month, I visited a “Fistula Camp” run at Kamuli Mission Hospital with support from the Ugandan Ministry of Health, Fistula Care Plus project, USAID, and EngenderHealth. One of Save the Mothers’ staff—surgeon Dr. Justus Barageine—was providing care to patients there, …

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Women wait for fistula surgery

What do curtains have to do with maternal health?

The labour and delivery ward at Mityana Hospital now ensures patient privacy, thanks to curtains donated by Save the Mothers. The curtains were presented and installed by Global Health Corps Fellows Meredith Hutchins and Ivan Mwase. What do curtains have to do with maternal health?  It’s a fair question to ask. When women are dying …

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Curtains in the labour and delivery ward at Mityana Hospital

Blood

Whether you feel squeamish, anxious, curious, or any other of the multitude of emotions felt towards the substance, everyone has a reaction to it, and everyone has it: blood. In North America, we often take for granted that when we need blood, it will be there. We are called to donate, told ‘it’s in you …

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a unit of blood on an IV pole

Uganda’s 1st Presidential Dialogue on Quality of Health Services

Last month, Global Health Corps fellow Meredith Hutchins and intern Marissa Ware represented Save the Mothers at the 1st National Presidential Dialogue on Quality of Health Services in Uganda. The conference was intended to serve as an interdisciplinary dialogue to discuss the challenges in providing equitable health care. It featured a series of panel discussions …

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